‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Olivia VanLedtje, age 11, has visited more than 30 schools, spoken to more than 25,000 people and traveled to 19 states to share her message of hope and love under her brand “The Liv Bits,” along with her mom, Cynthia Merrill, a literacy consultant. The dynamic duo are halfway through a […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Senior Night on Oct. 12 recognized Class of 2019 fall athletes while the annual District Band Night welcomed students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools to play with the Marching Mountaineers. Athletes from the football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, marching band, cross-country, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer […]

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation presented Gregory Elementary School with a $2,000 grant award at the PTA meeting on Oct. 10. The grant award was presented by Sangeeta and Sunil Badlani to Gregory Principal Makeida Estupinan. NBF had issued a challenge to West Orange public schools that the school team raising the […]

East Orange set to host second Hall of Fame induction

East Orange set to host second Hall of Fame induction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Hall of Fame Committee members, including Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens, were scheduled to host a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 10, announcing the induction of the second class Saturday, Nov. 24. Last year, at its inaugural ceremony, the Hall of Fame inducted the following East Orange natives: actor […]

CHS students attend Sphinx Virtuosi concert

CHS students attend Sphinx Virtuosi concert

NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, Oct. 11, students from Columbia High School traveled to Carnegie Hall for the 11th annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert. The Sphinx Virtuosi, a self-conducted ensemble of top black and Latinx soloists, annually tours nationwide to reach new audiences with diverse programming. This year’s program, “Music Without Borders,” illuminated works by […]

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first ever “Bengalthon” was held at Bloomfield Middle School on Friday, Oct. 5. The event was a fundraiser for the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and involved school district sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. For a suggested donation of $10 apiece, the students were asked to walk five times around one of the school fields. […]

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

Annual event celebrates Edison’s workers while supporting the national historical park financially

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents time-traveled from the 1890s all the way through present day at the fifth annual Muckers’ Ball at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Oct. 6, in an evening that celebrated Edison’s researchers while raising funds for the park. Hosted by the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the theme […]

BOE candidates debate issues in district

Six challengers for Board of Ed seats discuss redistricting, aging facilities, superintendent search

BOE candidates debate issues in district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Six of the nine remaining candidates running for the three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education squared off in a debate at Maplewood Memorial Library in an event hosted by South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools on Oct. 3. Running are: incumbent Annemarie Maini, and challengers Narda Chisholm-Greene, Michael Laskowski, […]